The Test Of Joe Biden's Toughness and Electibility Is Now.

Whether Joe Biden supporters like it or not, now is the testing of Joe Biden’s thesis that he is the best Democrat to defeat Trump.   Yes, I am not a Biden supporter.  Check that off.   But Trump had decided to crash the Democratic primary process, and his main target is Joe Biden.  Instead of waiting…

Slow them down…?

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump believes is a threat to…

The Ukraine Scandal presents an unusual, specific challenge for the Biden campaign

Much has been written about whether and how Trump’s Ukraine scandal/potential impeachment will affect the campaign of Joe Biden (and other Democratic candidates for that matter).  But I think this scandal will present a separate, undiscussed challenge to Mr. Biden’s candidacy (maybe for good or for bad). Oddly to some (including me), Mr. Biden has made it an explicit…

Trump campaign is reportedly freaked out about Michigan

Last week I wrote a diary about the manufacturing slump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — two of the three traditionally blue states Trump flipped red in 2016, and which he desperately needs for another victory in 2020. As I’m sure you’ll remember, his margin of victory in those states was thinner than the gruel you’ll…

Progressive Change Campaign Committee Mounts Pressure On Nancy Pelosi To Impeach Trump

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: BREAKING: This morning, President Donald Trump directly acknowledged that he spoke with the president of Ukraine about investigating political opponent Joe Biden. But in an interview with NPR, Nancy Pelosi reiterated yet against that she will not impeach Trump. This is unacceptable, and everyone is saying so….

WSJ: Trump asked Ukraine's president *eight times* to investigate Biden's son

Wow. This story is like a Minnesota 12-layer salad. Stomach-churning, yes. But oddly appealing. And so much unadulterated awfulness to gawk at. The Wall Street Journal is piling on now, reporting that Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky in July to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. And by “repeatedly,” I mean eight fucking times. WSJ:…

Republicans and their Willful Destruction of ‘The Constitution

I try really hard not to scream when I hear, “the both sides do it” argument, that is usually offered up by Republicans, whenever trouble strikes.  They pull out, “but what about…” instead of admitting a problem exist. Even as kids, we learned the folly of, “if Billy jumps off a cliff; will you?” Just…

Two states vital to Trump's reelection are shedding manufacturing jobs

If Donald Trump sets his mind to something, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to go the other way. (Please, please, please, Melania — can you convince him to focus more on his health?)  Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — states that Trump narrowly won in 2016 on his way to an Electoral College victory/popular vote…

SC-Sen: Jaime Harrison (D) Keeps Up The Pressure On Congress To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh

Received this e-mail from Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Lindsey Graham made a mockery of the United States Senate when he shielded Brett Kavanaugh from legitimate questions about his background. Lindsey doesn’t care about investigating Kavanaugh. He only cares about handing out lifetime appointments to right-wing judges. Jaime Harrison knows that the…